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M&S and the National Autistic Society partner for ‘Easy Dressing’ collection…

After receiving consumer feedback suggesting the creation of a school uniform range targeted to children with sensory sensitivity and motor skill concerns, Marks & Spencer – in partnership with the National Autistic Society – has created a collection of uniforms with the aim of catering to an estimated 70 per cent of autistic children in mainstream schools.

Through various consultation stages – such as working directly with autistic children at Helen Allison School, to conferring with other professionals who work with autistic children on a regular basis – the announcement has already gained substantial traction, with 3,000 Facebook likes and shares on the leading UK autism charity’s social media.

Available to purchase sometime this month, the ‘Easy Dressing’ collection includes Velcro hidden fastenings to replace small buttons, pull up trousers and easy-to-wash fabrics and it’s been reported that an estimated 6,000 consumers have already registered their interest in the range.

Consumers can register their interest here